Youth Advisory Board Member
Johnnie is no stranger to advocacy and development work. After spending two years as the vice president of a youth-led development non-profit, she coordinated the execution of a scholarship program in urban Pakistan. Currently, she serves as the director of international affairs for the organization.
Johnnie has more than six years of experience in advocacy and development with a particular focus on gender equality and access to quality education. Drawing on several years of experience in advocacy as well as domestic and international programs, Johnnie now focuses on internal engagement and global youth collaborations within the Plan Federation. Johnnie’s varied background in non-governmental organization and advocacy work provided the perfect foundation for her to explore and familiarize herself with the world of international development and serve as an executive to a youth-led development organization.
Johnnie is from Washington, D.C and attends the Peddie School, a boarding school in central New Jersey. She plans to study international relations and political science at Barnard College.
This year, my experience during International Day of the Girl reminded me that girls can excel in any space they’d like.
As a Plan International USA youth advocate, I was happy to take my seat at the table during Hill Day last month.
Data was the theme of International Day of the Girl, but the day was about the real experiences of girls everywhere.